Teen weighed more than maximum weight listed in operator’s manual

Just three months in operation, Free Fall sits idle while people pay respects to 14-year-old Tire Sampson at a growing memorial at the foot of the 430-foot tall tower. He was on spring break from St. Louis. Sampson was riding Free Fall with friends Thursday night when the ride ascended, then dropped, and he fell … Read more

Man who filmed teen’s deadly fall from Free Fall describes horrific accident

“I’m definitely still in shock that it happened,” a witness by the name of Ivan said.Thursday was supposed to be a regular night out on the town for Ivan and his friends. They decided to check out the new Free Fall ride at ICON Park. Ivan, who decided not to go on the ride, had … Read more